Apr 12, 2018 by Jason Brooks
2018 Salmon Season’s Set

by Jason Brooks North of Falcon has finished up and now we know what to expect for our salmon season’s this year. Like a tide change during a wind storm, it all depends on how you look at the opportunities, either a turbulent crashing of waves or a few rollers...

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Nov 21, 2017 by Jason Brooks
Catch More “B” Run Coho this Holiday Season

by Jason BrooksWith all of the rain predicted this week and warmer temperatures making for swollen rivers that means that the "B" run Coho will be arriving! Fish have been trickling in for the past few weeks, pushing in with the last of the chums. Now that the wet weather...

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Sep 04, 2017 by Mark Yuasa
Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor receive top billing for autumn salmon fishing

By Mark Yuasa Now that ocean salmon fisheries have concluded, it’s time for anglers to shift attention to estuaries and lower tributaries as fish migrate upstream heading into autumn. One area garnering plenty of notice lately is Willapa Bay where a king forecast of 36,805 (32,674 are of hatchery origin)...

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Jun 07, 2017 by Rob Endsley
Look to the Upper Columbia For Summer Salmon Action

By Dave Graybill No other season attracts more anglers to the upper Columbia River than when the summer-run and sockeye salmon seasons open on July 1st every year. While most salmon seasons are announced by Emergency Regulations on the upper Columbia, the summer-run salmon earned a permanent listing in the...

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Sep 26, 2016 by Rob Endsley
It’s Here – Daiwa Lexa Line Counter!

By Rob Endsley Daiwa's new Lexa 300 line counter is a compact powerhouse that will put plenty of salmon, steelhead, and tuna in the boat here in the Pacific Northwest. With the Lexa's buttery smooth Ultimate Tournament Carbon Drag anglers can finesse a big steelhead or walleye on light line or...

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Aug 19, 2016 by Jason Brooks
Buoy 10!

Good bait and perseverance will pay off when it comes to salmon fishing, especially Buoy 10 fishing. It all started the night before our trip as Jason Hambly put a few empty jars into the kitchen sink. He then stuffed them with herring and poured in some rock salt. There...

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Jul 13, 2016 by Jason Brooks
Chelan Falls Summer Kings

Chelan Falls Summer Kings-by Jason Brooks Summer is heating up and as July keeps rolling along the Chinook keep climbing the fish ladders at the dams along the Columbia River. That is until they hit the cold water being spilled from Lake Chelan. A fairly new fishery for Upper Columbia...

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Jul 08, 2016 by Tom Nelson
Englefield Again: Provin’ it!

After our unbelievable first trip to WestCoast Resorts Englefield Bay last year, my son Matt and I could not wait to get back up there. In fact, we were so fired up about our amazing experience that we put a 710 ESPN Listener trip together so we could share the Englefield...

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Jan 15, 2016 by Jason Brooks
The Versatile Drift Boat

by Jason Brooks If you ask me what is the most versatile watercraft to pursuit salmon and steelhead I would have to say it’s the drift boat. With its distinctive up curved ends and flat bottom designed and built to float in skinny northwest rivers it also handles bigger waters...

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Sep 23, 2015 by Tom Nelson
Adventures Without “Reservations”…

My first taste of the annual lower Columbia salmon bonanza known as Buoy 10 was over a decade ago and ever since, the challenge of this huge river mouth fishery has captivated a part of my thoughts and, an increasing part of my fishing plans! After a season of deep...

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